Idli Fry with Gravy – Idli Manchurian

Idli is a very popular dish in South Indian and most often it is taken regularly as Breakfast. This Idly fry is prepared with leftover ingredients and topped up with delicious and spicy gravy. Children love this dish.  Serve it with Tomato Sauce or Tomato Chutney.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 45 Minutes
Serves: 2


  • 4 Idli
  • 1 tsp Ginger Garlic Paste (or make paste by grinding 1 garlic and 2 cms ginger)
  • 2 tbs Corn Flour
  • 2 tbs of All Purpose Flour (Maida as Known by Indians)
  • 1 tsp Red Chilli Powder
  • 1 Large Onion (Chopped)
  • 1 Capsicum (Chopped)
  • 1 tbs Tomato Sauce
  • 1 tsp Soya Sauce
  • 1 tsp Mustard
  • Salt to taste
  • Finely Chopped Coriander leaves to Garnish


In a Bowl, mix Corn Flour, All purpose Flour, Ginger garlic paste and Chilli powder.

Add Salt and make it as a semi solid paste

Cut Idlis into pieces, like small cubes

Dip Idli Cubes into the semi solid paste and leave it for 5 minutes

In a pan, heat oil and deep fry the Idlis.

Heat some oil, Fry Mustard.

Add Onion and Capsicum, Ginger Garlic paste and Sauté it.

Add Fried Idlis, Tomato Sauce, and Soya Sauce and mix well.

Garnish with Coriander Leaves and Serve it hot.

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